“New wave of pressure will start against Azerbaijan with restoration of cooperation with Euronest PA”
The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly is the most unsuccessful and damaging component of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership program. Although created to open new venues of international dialogue, it has become a forum of platitudes, biased discourse and double standards. Instead of providing common solutions to the major problems of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) with the help of the EU, the Euronest assembly is mired in endless irrelevant discussions, with no end-results or implementation powers.
11:06 30 September
UN General Assembly to hold interview with new UN chief candidate from Bulgaria
04:17 30 September
EU to sue Germany
Baku-APA. The European Commission is referring Germany to the Court of Justice over Germany’s controversial plan to impose highway tolls on other EU member states' vehicles, an EC statement revealed on Thursday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
00:33 30 September
EU comments on constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan
Baku – APA. The European Union has called on Azerbaijan to address concerns following a Council of Europe (CoE) mission to assess the 26 September referendum on draft amendments to the constitution.
18:19 28 September
SOCAR creates working group with Greek gov’t
According to him, the meeting, which took an hour, was tense but frank.
19:18 27 September
European People's Party Observation Delegation: “The Referendum on the Constitution changes has been conducted in accordance with the best international standards” - UPDATED
The European People's Party Observation Delegation have released a statement on the Constitutional Referendum of September 26th 2016 in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
21:19 26 September
Emotional Khojaly 613 tone poem received in rapt silence during closing of Mulhouse festival
Having previously been performed in versions for smaller ensembles, the new arrangement features additional percussion and brass, starkly emphasising the terror inflicted by the Armenian armed forces on the Azerbaijani civilians. Pierre Thilloy commented: “Khojaly 613 has now been performed around the world for nearly five years. This new arrangement is actually closer to the original concept for the piece I had in mind, as my ultimate aim was to have it played by a large orchestra.”
19:41 22 September
SOCAR to discuss DESFA privatization with Greek government
Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu - APA-Economics. “We’ll discuss DESFA privatization with the Greek government soon”, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev said.
14:48 22 September
Comments on Preliminary Opinion by Venice Commission on draft modifications to Azerbaijani Constitution
13:52 22 September
Representatives of Nizami Ganjavi International Center meet with Bill Clinton
Baku – APA. The delegation of Nizami Ganjavi International Center continues meetings with the US and world influential politicians, businessmen and government officials in New York.
12:51 22 September
SOCAR persistent in meeting with Greek PM
“Azerbaijani side has sent a formal inquiry to the administration of Greek prime minister and is persistent in meeting with the head of government. Azerbaijan intends to discuss the difficulties on DESFA privatization. SOCAR president Rovnag Abdullayev is planned to lead the Azerbaijani delegation. No agreement was reached yet on the meeting because of Alexis Tsipras is on a visit to New York. The visit will end on September 26. Taking into account the non-constructive positions of the high ranking officials, Azerbaijan is persistent in meeting with only the Prime Minister and hopes this meeting will be held. Azerbaijani side is interested in only one question: Does the Greek government want to see SOCAR in its economy as a large investor? SOCAR is interested in DESFA privatization. However, as a result of non-constructive steps by some persons, the conditions have changed. Consequently, DESFA assets reduced. We want high level discussion of these changes”, the source said.
13:39 21 September
Media: DESFA CEO resigns - UPDATED
It’s reported that the DESFA assets reduced about €200 million after amendments made to the law with the initiative of Panos Skurletis and SOCAR was dissatisfied with this. Konstantinos Xifaras was also dissatisfied. Therefore, he resigned.
13:26 20 September
Juncker needs no protection from tough questions, EU says
The European Commission said on Monday that Jean-Claude Juncker needed no protection from awkward questions after a video blogger accused a staffer at YouTube of trying to censor her questions to the EU chief executive.
00:36 20 September
SOCAR: Greek government to make its proposal on DESFA privatization by late September
“We are waiting for Greek government’s proposal till September 30. If the changes to tender procedure are contrary to the law, the DESFA privatization will be meaningless. We requested explanation from the Greek government, but no explanation was made”, he said.
13:47 15 September
EU should be stronger 'militarily' - Juncker
Baku – APA. Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Commission president, said in a major speech Wednesday that the 28-nation organization should be stronger militarily, ABC news reported.
13:19 14 September
Greece interested in Southern Gas Corridor project, decision up to EU
Baku-APA. Greece is interested in building the Southern Gas Corridor gas pipeline to bring Russian gas into southern Europe, but the decision on the matter is in the hands of the European Commission, Greek Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Panos Skourletis said Sunday, APA repots quoting RIA Novosti.
06:32 11 September
Minister: We share same ideas with EU as to diversification of gas exports to Europe - INTERVIEW
19:33 09 September
Organization of referendum in Azerbaijan meets int’l standards: European Parliament
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The organization of the referendum in Azerbaijan meets international standards, Vice-President of the European Parliament Ryszard Czarnecki told reporters in Baku Sept. 9.
18:43 09 September
Turkish Deputy PM: "Turkey, US working on Gulen's extradition"
Baku-APA. Turkish and American officials are cooperating on Fetullah Gulen's extradition from the U.S., Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
23:50 06 September
EU Parliament's Committee backs visa-free regime with Georgia, Kosovo
Baku-APA. The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs approved a visa-free travel deal with Georgia and Kosovo, according to the committee's press service, APA reports quoting sputniknews.com.
21:36 05 September